Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens

Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens

The Metropolitan Cathedral (or Mitropolis) is the largest and most important church in Athens. Seventy-two older churches were demolished for the construction of this church.

The foundation was laid in 1839, but it was not completed until 1862. A work of the architects E. Schaubert and D. Zezos, the Metropolitan Cathedral was completed under the supervision D. Zezos and later on the architects François Boulanger and Theophilus Hansen.

On 21 May 1862, the Metropolitan Cathedral was dedicated to the Annunciation of the Holy Virgin Mary (Evagelismos tis Theotokou).

It is the largest church in Athens, with dimensions of 40 meters long, 20 meters wide and 24 meters high. It is the seat of the archbishop of Athens and all Greece. All the official ceremonies, laudations, funerals of great personalities, etc. are conducted in this church.



Churches of Historic Center
Metropolitan Cathedral
Panagia Gorgoepikoos Church
Metamorfosi tou Sotiros Church
Agios Dimitrios Loubardiaris Church
Panagia Spiliotissa Church
Pantanassa Church
Agios Nikolaos Ragavas Church
Agioi Apostoloi Church
Agia Marina Church


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